Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Pumpkins, or No Pumpkins on the Mantel?

Hi, Everyone.  
Sometimes I just can't make up my mind about what to put on the mantel. 
In my last post, I mentioned that I was undecided about what I'd done, and thought I might change it.
Well...I changed it. But, I'm still undecided. 
Maybe I'm just over thinking it.  Ya, think?
Do you ever do that?

Here's the first look:

Pumpkins on the right...

...pumpkins on the left.

And a picture of puppies is in the middle. 

Now, here's the NO pumpkins look, and a few little changes. 

I kept the picture...

...but switched the white pumpkins and faux green hydrangeas for dried hydrangeas, and added books and an acorn.

And, mama bulldog sits on a book on the left...

So what do you think? 


No pumpkins? 


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Blondie's Journal said...

I absolutely love the pumpkins...they say "Fall"! And the white ones go with any decor. Very pretty mantel!

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Unknown said...

I like it both ways, but am loving the books and the dried hydrangeas on the second one!

Tricia said...

I love the pumpkins version -- but could you include the mama bulldog, too? She's the right color and carries out the theme in the picture! (I do this, too -- play around FOREVER before I'm satisfied!)

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

I like seeing the pumpkins. I'd put the dog back in- I like him! I just did my mantel and now I'm considering redoing it.

Alycia Nichols said...

I vote pumpkins through the end of the month and then no pumpkins through the remainder of the fall season. That's my 2 cents! :-)

Elizabeth said...

I love the pumpkins!

Ron said...

Pumpkins, definitely!!!! xo

The Style Sisters said...

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Kelly said...

I like the one with the pumpkins. I think they say Fall more than the other display. Also, I like the pop of white that they bring.

Debbie said...

They are both pretty, but I love the pumpkin one the best. I actually stepped way out of my comfort zone and put orange ones on my mantel this year. I'm still having a little trouble getting used to such a bright color up there, but I actually like it.

Mary said...

I love them both...but...I ( myself) would do Hydrangea now then pumpkins in November...

Anonymous said...

Well, I like them both and don't think it makes a lot of difference which you choose. You could always do one one week and the other the next. If I had to choose, I would pick the pumpkins. Very nice fall mantle either way!

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

Definitely pumpkins! It's October! Use the no pumpkin look for November....

Ivy, Phyllis and Me! said...

Good Morning Babs, You can tell I am English, because I think I am the only one who is going to vote for the "No pumpkins". I love your mantlepiece without them as there is so much interest.... and I love your little bulldog, she is fabulous.
We don't decorate our mantlepiece for Autumn here in England. The next time the mantlepiece will be decorated will be for Christmas.
Having said that, it is all down to personal taste.
Have a lovely weekend.
Best Wishes

Jaybird said...

Another vote for pumpkins and dog :^)
She is so cute, you just can't leave her out!!
Blessings to you,